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Doctor insights on: Freckles With Black Dots

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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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I'm curious as to what are these black freckle like dots on the palm of my hand?

I'm curious as to what are these black freckle like dots on the palm of my hand?

Palmar lesions.: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?

Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?

Skin lesion: Anything elevated needs to be confirmed by doc as it may be concerning. Anything changing in color or size or causing any symptoms such as pain, itching, tingling needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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I have a very small, flat freckle near my waistline with an even smaller black dot in the middle. Should I be concerned?

I have a very small, flat freckle near my waistline with an even smaller black dot in the middle. Should I be concerned?

Freckle: Difficult to say since I don't know how long that black dot in middle has existed. Have your physician take a look. Usually - as long as there are no changes to any borders then usually not much concern. However a trained provider must do a skin exam to determine if there another condition present. Good luck ...Read more

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My friend found little black dots on the back of his arm and back. They are the size of a freckle and raised. He says they itch a little.?

My friend found little black dots on the back of his arm and back. They are the size of a freckle and raised. He says they itch a little.?

Seborrheic keratosis: If they are raised, they are likely skin tags or something called seborrheic keratosis (sk). Sks usually turn up due to aging and they are benign. They can itch, but its not a common symptom. Its always a good idea to get checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Black dot on toenail?

See below: It is probably dried blood either on or most likely under the toenail. ...Read more

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I have black dots in my vision, what is happening?

I have black dots in my vision, what is happening?

Floaters: A few dots are called floaters and are minor semi-opaque membranes and debris in the vitreous cavity. If your vision is good, and there are no light flashes and you have not received something like a conk to the head, you are probably all right. If you see hundreds of floaters all at once, then you need an evaluation fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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What does black dots in your skin mean?

What does black dots in your skin mean?

It depends on what: Those black dots are. A dermatologist should be able to assess and identify. ...Read more

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If u have black dots on yo head what is it?

If u have black dots on yo head what is it?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton ringworm produces black dots and is the likely cause. This is the hated "black dot ringworm" that spreads through classrooms. Check online and see if this fits. ...Read more

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How to remove small black dots on the face?

How to remove small black dots on the face?

Not sure what the: Black dots are. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What could cause black dots in field of vision?

What could cause black dots in field of vision?

Get checked: You need to get a dilated exam right away with an ophthalmologist or retina specialist to rule out a potentially serious problem like a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a floating black dot in my vision?

Please help! I have a floating black dot in my vision?

Floaters: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". When it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Two little black dots in my field of vision that float?

Two little black dots in my field of vision that float?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's little black dots in your flem?

What does it mean when there's little black dots in your flem?

Possible old blood: This could be flecks of old blood in the mucus from coughing or something more serious. See a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small bite with a black dot in the middle. What is it?

Bite: A picture and more details of your history would be very helpful. Try getting a consultation. ...Read more

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I was wondering are black dots appearing in the visual field normal?

I was wondering are black dots appearing in the visual field normal?

Not in my experience: You should see your doctor to evaluate. "mobile" black dots could be vitreous floaters, "stationary" dots are possible retinal or neuro issue. You do need an exam to evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have little bumps with black dots in the center?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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When I get very anxious and begin to panic I see floating black dots in front of me. What are they?

When I get very anxious and begin to panic I see floating black dots in front of me. What are they?

Panic disorder: Seeing dots is not unusual when having a panic attack. When a panic attack hits the brain thinks you are in trouble. Instantly, the body going into super protection mode. Your heart pumps harder, your lungs are trying to get more oxygen, adrenaline is sent to your peripheral muscles, your digestion system shuts down and the pupils of the eyes dilate just in case you are in a dark area. This syst. ...Read more

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Hello. I see a few black dots at my shirt after doing exercises however iam white skinned please help me with that case?

Hello. I see a few black dots at my shirt after doing exercises however iam white skinned please help me with that case?

The question is: A little unclear if your shirt is dirty you can launder it.
What's the medical question? ...Read more

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My sister keeps getting these little black dots, on different parks of her body. When so squeeze them a huge chunk on black hard stuff comes out.

My sister keeps getting these little black dots, on different parks of her body. When so squeeze them a huge chunk on black hard stuff comes out.

Acne: These are open comedones or "black heads." These are sebaceous glands that become clogged and have abnormal sebum production that then oxidizes turning it black. She should see a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more